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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander Are Married. Despite having both a secret engagement and a secret wedding, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are officially married! The notoriously private couple tied the knot in Ibiza on Saturday, a source told E! News. While the bride and groom were tightlipped regarding wedding details, the two stars were spotted entertaining friends and family over the weekend after arriving from Paris last week. On Friday, the group spent the day at the beach, where they had lunch and went on a boat cruise, E! News learned. They had a professional photographer with them who took group shots of everyone. Fassbender had drinks with friends and also took time to dig for shells with some young family members. At one point, he dove off the back of the boat into the water and went for a swim, an eyewitness said. Vikander wore a white dress and was twirling around as she took photos and seemed very happy and at ease. She and Fassbender were never too far apart and they got together to give each other a kiss and cuddle from time to time, the eyewitness said. Later in the day, everyone boarded a sail boat for a sunset party. Champagne was passed around on trays and everyone was doing toasts. In photos taken Sunday and published by The Daily Mail, the new husband and wife were snapped wearing bands on their left hands as they dined with groups of guests. According to a source, the elated bride and groom hugged their loved ones and looked "so happy" as they enjoyed a post-wedding lunch. Over the summer rumors swirled that the duo had quietly got engaged, but neither confirmed the happy news. The tight-lipped twosome fell in love on the set of The Light Between Oceans in 2014. The film, based on a 2013 psychological thriller novel by M. L. Stedman, starred Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne, a lighthouse keeper who lives on a remote island in Australia with his wife Isabel, played by Vikander. Since then, the 40-year-old Irish actor and the 29-year-old Swede have maintained a low-key relationship in the public eye and are rarely spotted together or spoken of each other in interviews. Fassbender did admit on Good Morning America last year that, "We met on that job and have been seeing each other since." Despite their desire to keep their relationship private, Vikander, who has starred in Ex Machina, The Danish Girl, Jason Bourne, Testament of Youth and more, did share a sweet moment with her fella at the 2016 Golden Globes. Vikander did give fans some insight into how their romance came to fruition during a sit-down with Vanity Fair in 2016. The Oscar winner explained that the two were forced to live together for a month in the middle of nowhere while filming The Light Between the Oceans. Vikander said that Fassbender was reluctant at first but that she had no hesitations -- and that was something that the Shame star noticed. "She doesn't take anything for granted," said Fassbender. "With a lot of these actresses coming out, there's this bravery that you don't see so much in male actors...She doesn't mind taking a character she's playing to an ugly place. Her level of commitment made me focus and make sure I was as committed." Additionally, it's well known that Vikander caught Fassbender's eye at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, a year before filming their movie. But it was when they were all but sequestered for their film when their romance bloomed. "He was very sweet at letting me in...He was like, 'Can you please give me a note? What do you think I should do?' It was such a sweet thing to kind of let me in," Vikander recalled. Vikander wouldn't get into their personal relationship but did admit that their chemistry on set was palpable. She confessed, "These things of course sort of spill through to what you're doing." It certainly did for them! Congrats to the happy couple! (Eonline)

Julia Roberts and Her Husband Danny Moder Make Rare Appearance at Oprah's Gospel Brunch. If you're gonna do brunch, do it at Oprah's house. Julia Roberts and her husband Danny Moder made a rare appearance at the house that O built when they attended the media mogul's star-studded Wisdom of Sundays Gospel Brunch event at her home in Montecito, CA. It was hard to miss the 49-year-old Oscar winner, who flashed her famed mega-watt smile while she enjoyed time with the father of her three children, 12-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 10-year-old Henry. The couple, who has been married since 2002, joined a list of heavy hitters and serious influencers, including Kerry Washington, George Lucas, Common, gospel singer Erica Campbell, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Oprah's partner Stedman Graham, Angela Bassett, and many, who hit up the superstar's Super Soul Sunday event. In addition to brunch and beverages, the spirited and spiritual event featured performances by Common and Andra Day. Oprah posted some video and photos from the wildly popular event, which appeared to be brimming with eager brunch-goers. Meanwhile, it's been a big weekend for Julia. In addition to the envious Sunday brunch, the actress was honored at the amfAR Los Angeles Gala at the Ron Burkle Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills on Friday night. The star-studded event, which was also chock full of A-listers like Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Sean Penn, Heidi Klum and more, was hosted by James Corden. E! News previously reported that Roberts made sure to give her hubby a big shout out in her speech. She said it meant so much "... to have my beloved husband here who is really the man that taught me what it means to give, and who inspires me each day to manifest my own creative destiny. And I really, deeply appreciate that." Looks like these two are still lucky in love! (Eonline)

The Real Reason You Don't See Photos of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' Kids on Social Media. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis don't share photos of their kids on social media. In a recent interview on The Thrive Global Podcast, the actor shed some light on why he keeps his private life -- well, private. "We don't share any photos of our kids publicly because we actually feel like being public is a personal choice... My wife and I have chosen a career where we're in the public light, but my kids have not," he told host Arianna Huffington. Kutcher and Kunis both starred on the sitcom That '70s Show. "So, I think they should have the right to choose that and I actually don't think that they should have images of them as children that are out there, that somebody could potentially blackmail them with. It's their private life; it's not mine to give away." The Ranch star said he and his wife share photos of their children Wyatt and Dimitri privately with family members. Still, Kutcher and Kunis have talked about parenting openly. For instance, Kutcher talked about how he and his wife picked the name Dimitri on an episode of The Ellen Degeneres Show. Kutcher also posted a picture of a little girl back in November 2015, and there was speculation that the little one was Miss Wyatt. In addition to limiting his social media sharing, the actor practices other healthy habits. He said he tries to get at least seven hours of sleep (although, he admitted that it can be difficult with little ones in the house) and prepares organic meals for his kids. He also said he and the Bad Moms actress spend a lot of quality time together. Kutcher said he and Kunis listen to podcasts together and enjoy watching The Bachelorette -- as proven by their guest appearance on Rachel Lindsay's season. No matter how busy he gets juggling his acting career with his tech investments and his philanthropic endeavors, Kutcher keeps family as his top priority. When Huffington asked how she should introduce Kutcher at the top of the show, he replied with the following: "I'm a dad. That's how I introduce myself," he said. "I am Wyatt and Dimitri's dad. It's my number one gig. Everything else is secondary." (Eonline)

Ed Sheeran Injures Arm In Bike Accident and Keeps Us All In Suspense About Upcoming Tour Shows. Ouch! That must have hurt. Ed Sheeran shared a picture of his arm wrapped in a cast on Monday and explained to his fans that he was involved in a bicycle accident. "I've had a bit of a bicycle accident and I'm currently waiting on some medical advice, which may affect some of my upcoming shows," the 26-year-old singer captioned the Instagram photo. "Please stay tuned for further news. Ed x" The "Shape of You" singer is currently on a global tour and is releasing 2018 dates for an extended leg. It's currently unclear which (if any) tour dates will be affected due to his injury -- although, it would certainly be difficult to play an instrument with a broken arm. Sheeran is also scheduled to perform at the Jingle Ball concerts along with Taylor Swift , The Chainsmokers, Sam Smith, Demi Lovato, Logic, Niall Horan, Charlie Puth and Liam Payne. The concert series kicks off Nov. 28 and runs until Dec. 17; although, Sheeran is scheduled to perform only at the Dec. 1 and Dec. 8 shows. Hopefully, Sheeran will be returning to the stage soon. He's already had several memorable performances throughout his tour, including one particularly sweet song dedication to a baby at one of his Miami shows. Still, the "Castle on the Hill" singer could probably use a little rest given his busy year. In addition to going on tour, the Grammy winner made a special appearance on Game of Thrones and on Carpool Karaoke. We wish the "Photograph" singer a speedy recovery. For more celebrity news, watch E! News at 7 and 11 p.m. (Eonline)

Scott Disick Says He 'Doesn't Need' to Give Pregnant Khloe Kardashian Any Baby Advice. Scott Disick has three kids of his own -- Mason, 7, Penelope, 5, and Reign Disick, 2 -- but he doesn't think he needs to give pregnant Khloe Kardashian any advice about raising a child. "Well, if she ever asks I'm sure I would try," Disick, 34, told E! News at the opening of the Sugar Factory in Bellevue, Washington. "But I feel like all of us are so close that all of our children are kind of brought up in the same vicinity, or one block over, that everybody's kind of there for each other." "I don't really need to give advice per se because, we are right there. It's not like long-distance, 'Hey, maybe you should try this?'" he added. "Everybody's so hands-on that I feel like it will happen within time. So no real advice in that sense." Although Kardashian -- who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Tristan Thompson -- has kept quiet about her pregnancy, even shooting down fans who speculated that she was showing signs of a baby bump in a recently released photo shoot. In a recent post on her Instagram account of Kardashian modeling a "leather-like" tight denim mini skirt and matching peplum top from her Good American brand, fans quickly began to comment that they could see a baby bump. But even though the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star quickly shut the speculation down, she did leave social media users with a bit of hope. "This is a peplum shirt. It [flares] out at the bottom. It's just the way the shirt is designed," she commented on the post. "In some of the next pictures coming up from the SAME shoot, I'm in a crop top. Showing a lot of skin ... " PEOPLE learned in September that Kardashian, 33, and Thompson, 26, are expecting a baby. There's a baby on the way for Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson! "Yes, Khloe and Tristan are expecting and they are absolutely thrilled," a source told PEOPLE at the time. "This isn't something they were in a rush to announce to the whole world, and it's only been in just the past week or so that they've felt comfortable telling most of their inner circle. Kardashian and Thompson have been dating since September 2016 The pregnancy news came just four days after PEOPLE confirmed that Kardashian's sister Kylie Jenner is expecting her first child, a daughter. Earlier this week, Kardashian and Jenner were "full-blown twinning" in a Snapchat clip while filming a video for Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics YouTube channel. (People)

Alyssa Milano Starts "Me Too" Twitter Movement to Spread Sexual Assault and Harassment Awareness. After Hollywood boycotted Twitter as part of the #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, Alyssa Milano returned to the social platform to show the magnitude of sexual assault and harassment. The Project Runway All Stars judge tweeted a call-to-action asking people to speak out about being sexually harassed or assaulted by replying to her tweet with the words "Me Too." "Me Too," the Charmed star shared on Twitter. "Suggested by a friend: 'If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote 'Me too' as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." At the time of this writing, Milano's tweet had already been retweeted at least 12,000 times and had received at least 34,000 replies. Several celebrities have shared their own experiences with sexual harassment or assault and responded to Milano's tweet, including Debra Messing, Anna Paquin, Bush and Rose McGowan. Bachelor In Paradise's Jade Tolbert, True Blood's Kristin Bauer van Straten, Bates Motel's Brooke Smith and Monica Lewinsky also wrote "Me Too" on Twitter. Although her Charmed co-star McGowan was mentioned in The New York Times article detailing sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Milano didn't initially release a statement about Weinstein because she is friends with Weinstein's now ex Georgina Chapman. However, Milano published an article about her thoughts on the Weinstein scandal on her website Patriot Not Partisan on Oct. 9. "While I am sickened and angered over the disturbing accusations of Weinstein's sexual predation and abuse of power, I'm happy - ecstatic even - that it has opened up a dialogue around the continued sexual harassment, objectification and degradation of women," part of her article read. "To the women who have suffered any form of abuse of power, I stand beside you. To the women who have come forward against a system that is designed to keep you silent, I stand in awe of you and appreciate you and your fortitude. It is not easy to disclose such experiences, especially in the public eye. Your strength will inspire others. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for fighting this battle so hopefully my daughter won't have to." (Eonline)

Gabrielle Union Claps Back in Defense of Sexual Assault Victims and Their Clothes. Gabrielle Union has a message about the link between sexual assault victims and their clothes: there isn't one. The star, who has previously spoken out about the rape she suffered at gunpoint as a teenager, took to Twitter Sunday to use her experience as a teaching lesson. "Reminder. I got raped at work at a Payless shoe store. I had on a long tunic & leggings so miss me w/ 'dress modestly' shit," the actress candidly wrote. "Though I was raped by a stranger who raped me at gunpoint after robbing the store, I was still asked by a female 'friend' what I had worn." The Being Mary Jane star's comments follow a New York Times op-ed penned by Mayim Bialik, who caught some flack over the weekend for writing in part that she dresses modestly as a "self-protecting" choice. "I am entirely aware that these types of choices might feel oppressive to many young feminists," she continued in the piece, titled "Mayim Bialik: Being a Feminist in Harvey Weinstein's World." "They should be able to flirt however they want with whomever they want. Why are we the ones who have to police our behavior?" The Big Bang Theory star later clarified her stance, claiming her words had been taken out of context. "I'm being told my N.Y. Times piece resonated with so many and I am beyond grateful for all of the feedback. I also see a bunch of people have taken my words out of the context of the Hollywood machine and twisted them to imply that God forbid I would blame a woman for her assault based on her clothing or behavior," Bialik wrote on Twitter and Facebook late on Saturday. "Anyone who knows me and my feminism knows that's absurd and not at all what this piece was about. It's so sad how vicious people are being when I basically live to make things better for women." Meanwhile, in light of mounting sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein (the producer has denied allegations of non-consensual sex), Union wanted to drive home the message that women who are assaulted are not "asking for it." "Sexual violence & harassment can happen to anyone at anytime anywhere," she tweeted. "Ppl remain silent 4 many different very personal reasons. Judgment, victim shaming/blaming, loss of job/$, fear of violence, retaliation." As the actress continued, "Folks are also very open and obvious about what kind of victim should be prioritized & believed. To think otherwise is to be willfully dim...In Hollywood meetings in homes, hotel lobbies/restaurants/suites, private isolated office space is the norm. NO ONE 'ASKED FOR IT!!'" (Eonline)

Did Spencer Pratt Just Majorly Diss Lauren Conrad? Seriously, what just happened? Earlier today Lauren Conrad posted an absolutely adorable Instagram photo of her newborn son Liam James Tell, dressed up as a little lamb at the pumpkin patch. Soon after the post, WhoWhatWear shared a tweet, which linked to a story about LC and her wee one in the Halloween costume, that read, "Could Lauren Conrad have picked a cuter Halloween costume for her baby?" Of course, the festive pic made many people's hearts smile, but not everyone was feeling the love -- namely her former Hills frenemy Spencer Pratt, who responded tersely via Twitter to the publication's rhetorical question with a simple, "Yes." Ouch! And just in case you thought that maybe, just maybe, the new father wasn't throwing some major shade at his former co-star and her three-month-old, you'd be wrong. Spencer, who welcomed his own son Gunner Stone with wife Heidi Montag earlier this month, even clarified his comment -- giving little doubt to his true feelings. When one Twitter follower wrote, "I live for salty Spencer," the not-so-fond-of-lambs reality star responded, "Im jus saying she tech could have picked cuter [sic]." Maybe Spence would have liked it better if the lil' lamb had been dressed up as a giant crystal? This isn't the first time that Spencer's taken to social media to rehash some old beef with the designer. After he was not invited to partake in The Hills: That Was Then, This Is Now special in 2016, Spencer hopped on Twitter to tear the reunion show apart. Before the special aired, the lover of crystals expressed his disdain for the idea of the show and wrote all the things he'd rather do than watch. He said he'd "actually rather go buy something from Kohl's than watch #TheHills special." He also said, "No joke I would rather do homework than watch #TheHills special tonight," adding, "I HATE homework." But it didn't stop there. When he was questioned by fans online about why he didn't join the special, he couldn't help himself from throwing some serious shade at LC. Spencer responded, "Prob is [sic] everyone involved w/ production is fake as s--t." "If you think TSWIFT is fake liar you can't even imagine the level," he said at the time. "If someone wanna pay for my lawyer I got audio and video for days." But despite all of his commentary, Spencer admitted he didn't want the reunion, but he didn't need to because he knew what was going to happen. "Didn't need to watch because [crystal ball emoji], already told me," he wrote. "Same fake fake fake liar." Looks like a year/decade later, the fire in his belly is still lit... (Eonline)

Pussycat Dolls Founder Robin Antin Says Kaya Jones' "Prostitution Ring'' Allegations Are "Ridiculous Lies." Robin Antin's claws are out. The founder of the Pussycat Dolls is not keeping quiet after a one-time member Kaya Jones publicly took to Twitter last week to allege that the members of her former girl group were a part of a "prostitution ring" and had slept with men in order to be in the group. Antin spoke to The Blast and called the allegations, "disgusting, ridiculous lies," and said Jones, who was in the group from 2003-2005, is "clearly looking for her 15 minutes." The outlet also reports that the choreographer's claims that Kaya was actually just on a trial basis and never an official member of the group. In 2005, Kaya told Yahoo! Singapore, "When everyone is not on the same page it affects the group so that I think was the worst part and I decided to leave. It was not because I wanted to be solo and I didn't want to be in a group anymore, I left because it stopped being enjoyable, it stopped being fun." However, on Friday, Kaya tweeted that she departed for very different, much darker reasons. "My truth. I wasn't in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring. Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $," she began by writing to her fans. "How bad was it? People ask -- bad enough that I walked away from my dreams, my bandmates & a 13 million dollar record deal. We knew we were going to be #1." Jones also called out the group's "den mother" but did not name names, though it is widely known that Antin founded the group, which started as a burlesque troupe in 1995. The singer wrote, "I want the den mother from hell to confess why another 1 of her girl group girls committed suicide? Tell the public how you mentally broke us." Twitter followers immediately alleged that Jones was talking about G.R.L. singer Simone Battle, who committed suicide in September of 2014. There has been no confirmation that Jones was speaking about Battle. Jones continued, "To be a part of the team you must be a team player. Meaning sleep with whoever they say. If you don't they have nothing on you to leverage... Yes I said leverage. Meaning after they turn you out or get you hooked on drugs they use it against you. Correct. Victimizing the victim again." The Blaze also reports that Antin responded to these comments, saying that Jones' bringing up Battle was "nasty" and that a lawyer for the group had been contacted about possibly pursuing legal action. At present time, neither a rep for the Pussycat Dolls nor Nicole Scherzinger have commented on Jones' tweets. However, Asia Nitollano, who was briefly in the group in 2007, took to Twitter to write, "Who is Kaya Jones? Lol She was not a part of The Pussycat Dolls the recording group so I do not know her. If she was in the Vegas show then I know nothing about that nor have I ever heard such a thing. But judging from google she looks like she just wants her 15min of fame. (Side note... it says she's a Trump supporter... but yet she's Canadian, which means her vote doesn't count!!!!) Same with this comment about The Pussycat Dolls; she wasn't in the group so her opinion doesn't count!!!!" (Eonline)

Harvey Weinstein and his brother Bob Weinstein will have a showdown Tuesday that will inevitably lead to screaming, profanities and ultimately the threat of a lawsuit that could do in the company ... multiple sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ. The Board of Directors of The Weinstein Co. has a meeting on the books and we're told Harvey Weinstein's firing is on the agenda. Harvey will be on speakerphone ... he's in Arizona to get treatment for behavioral issues and sex addition. His civil lawyer, Patty Glaser, will be present in the room. Our sources say Glaser is prepared to outline multiple reasons why her client's firing violates his contract. As we reported, the company never gave him a reason for booting him out, and our sources say to this day the company has never offered Harvey or Glaser any reason. She's also prepared to argue Harvey did not violate the contract. As we reported, there's a provision that covers claims such as sexual harassment, and as long as Weinstein reimburses the company for any settlement or judge and then pays a penalty, all is good. Glaser will note the contract was signed in October 2015 and since then there hasn't been a single claim against her client. As strong as Glaser is, we're told the lawyers who rep TWC, O'Melveny and Myers, believe the company had every right to fire Harvey. They say the company's Code of Conduct gives them that right, but we're told Glaser's position is that the contract trumps the Code. Now the heat ... our sources say Bob Weinstein is angry -- livid -- over the whole situation and loses control during heated conversations. Harvey and Bob are birds of a feather, and people involved in the meeting say it's inevitable things will get loud and ugly. We're told Glaser is ready to amp things up if the Board doesn't see things her way ... which is unlikely. She can try and force mediation and arbitration, which is provided for in the contract, but if the Board won't play ball we're told she's ready to file a lawsuit. As one very connected source put it, "There is so much crap that will be unearthed in a lawsuit, the company just can't survive it." Stay tuned. (TMZ)

Mark Salling hurt himself in a suicide attempt a month and a half before striking a plea deal in his child porn case ... TMZ has learned. We're told the "Glee" star was in the bedroom of his L.A. area home on August 22 when he cut both of his wrists. We're told Mark "freaked out" and screamed for his roommate, who discovered him bleeding and called 911. Paramedics rushed to the home where they treated Mark, put him in an ambulance and took him to the hospital. We're told Mark was taken for psychiatric evaluation, and days later, was taken to a rehab facility for psychological issues. Mark's arms are scarred, which is apparently why he's been wearing long sleeves in the Los Angeles heat. As we reported, Salling copped a plea in his child porn case earlier this month ... a case that was filed after cops found more than 50,000 images of child porn and child erotica on his personal computer. The prosecution recommended 4 to 7 years in prison under the plea deal. The judge has yet to impose a sentence. Mark's lawyer denies the story but will not say which details are incorrect, adding, "Mark is physically fine and Mark is spending his time atoning and working on himself." (TMZ)

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Surprise! A princess and a bear! Pregnant Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William met the famous Paddington Bear on Monday in a surprise appearance at the cuddly character's namesake train station in London along with Prince Harry. The royals met the famed storybook character along with several children linked to the young royals' charities. Kate and William, both 35, and 33-year-old Harry even attended a special party for kinds involved in their charities. The princess was not expected to attend the event and has stayed away from the spotlight since news broke in September that she is pregnant with her and Williams' third child. Officials revealed at the time that Princess Kate is battling acute morning sickness, also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. However, Kate seemed in high spirits on Monday- dancing with the giant Paddington Beard on the train platform at Lond's Paddington train station. The outing comes just days after Kate debuted her baby bump at World Mental Health Day. The royal mom walked into the White Drawing Room with William and Harry in a pretty blue Temperley London dress, which showed off a hint of a baby bump. On Monday, the young guests were set to take a ride 1920s-30s vintage carriages from Paddington station as part of the royals' Charities Forum. The beloved bear, star of Paddington 2, interacted with the royals and the children alongside costar Hugh Bonneville. Upon their arrival, William, Kate and Harry were all greeted by Bonneville and the producer David Heyman. The event comes ahead of the film's Nov. 10 release in the United Kingdom. There were 130 children associated with charities such as Place2Be, East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Anna Freud National Centre for children and Families on board the Belmond British Pullman Train. Princess Kate Reveals Tiny Royal Baby Bump During First Appearance Since Announcing Third Pregnancy Princess Kate's Appearance Was Part Of World Mental Health Day's 25th Anniversary, A Cause Close To Prince William & Harry's Hearts Also in attendance were children from both WellChild and Child Bereavement UK along with guests who suffered in London's Grenfell Tower fire over the summer. The Charities Forum supports more than 30 organizations in which the royals are involved. Later on Monday, Harry is expected to attend the annual WellChild awards, run by the charity of which he is patron. (People)

They'll always have Camp Rock! Demi Lovato is happy for her ex Joe Jonas on his recent engagement to Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner. Lovato, along with many other stars, congratulated Jonas in the comments section of his Instagram account on Sunday, October 15. "HUGE CONGRATS," she wrote. "Sooooo happy for the both of you!" Jonas, 28, and Turner, 21, announced the news by posting a photo of their hands -- and her new diamond ring -- on social media. "She said yes," he wrote. Turner added on her page: "I said yes." The couple went public with their relationship at the Golden Globes in January 2017. "They are madly in love. She's young but mature and comes from a small English town, so it's not that unusual," a source exclusively told Us Weekly. "They are really good together and his friends and family love her and vice versa. They aren't rushing to get married." Lovato and Jonas, meanwhile, have remained friends since briefly dating in 2010. In her YouTube documentary, Simply Complicated, she reveals the one scene where she "freakin' fell in love with him" during Camp Rock 2. Before Turner, Jonas also dated Taylor Swift, Camilla Belle and Ashley Greene. (US Weekly)

Gerard Butler was hospitalized after he says he got run off the road and took a bad spill on his bike. Sources close to Butler tell TMZ ... he was riding his motorcycle in L.A. when he got cut off by a car, causing him to crash. Someone called 911, paramedics came and took Gerard to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Lucky for him ... no broken bones ... just cuts and bruises. Lucky for Gerard he's not laid up. His climate change disaster flick, "Geostorm," comes out next week, and he's able to promote it like usual, despite being a little banged up. (TMZ)

Jason Derulo's home burglary is looking less like a random crime and more like the perps had some help ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us ... the suspected burglars pried a door open to get into Derulo's pad last month, and made a beeline for his safe. We're told they beat the crap out of it, got it open and escaped -- all while one of JD's employees slept in the house. Cops say about $600k in jewelry and about $80k in cash were taken. Now, to be fair, we're told Rip Van Winkle -- aka the employee -- was dozing pretty far away from the smashed safe. Jason's got a big crib. Still, we're told cops suspect an inside job. (TMZ)

Nope, not sorry! Kate Winslet didn't thank Harvey Weinstein in her 2009 Oscars speech for The Reader on purpose. The actress said her decision was "absolutely deliberate" during an interview with The Los Angeles Times. "I remember being told, 'Make sure you thank Harvey if you win.' And I remember turning around and saying, 'No I won't. No I won't,'" she recalled. "And it was nothing to do with not being grateful. If people aren't well-behaved, why would I thank him?" Winslet, 42, previously worked with Weinstein, 65, on her debut film role in Peter Jackson's 1994 Heavenly Creatures. "For my whole career, Harvey Weinstein, whenever I've bumped into him, he'd grab my arm and say, 'Don't forget who gave you your first movie.' Like I owe him everything," Winslet claimed to the L.A. Times. "But that's how he operated. He was bullying and nasty. Going on a business level, he was always very, very hard to deal with -- he was rude. He used to call my female agent a [vulgar name for a woman] every time he spoke to her on the telephone." As previously reported, Weinstein is facing multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Winslet previously released a statement amid the scandal. "The fact that these women are starting to speak out about the gross misconduct of one of our most important and well regarded film producers, is incredibly brave and has been deeply shocking to hear. The way Harvey Weinstein has treated these vulnerable, talented young women is NOT the way women should ever EVER deem to be acceptable or commonplace in ANY workplace," she said in a statement last week. ""I have no doubt that for these women this time has been, and continues to be extremely traumatic. I fully embrace and salute their profound courage, and I unequivocally support this level of very necessary exposure of someone who has behaved in reprehensible and disgusting ways. His behavior is without question disgraceful and appalling and very, very wrong." Additionally, the movie mogul -- who is now seeking treatment in Arizona -- was fired from The Weinstein Company and his wife, fashion designer Georgina Chapman, left him. Over the weekend, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' board revoked his membership. (US Weekly)

James Corden Apologizes for Harvey Weinstein Jokes at amfAR Gala: ''I Am Truly Sorry." America's most lovable James Corden learned the hard way that not everything is a laughing matter. On Friday night The Late Late Show star hosted a glittering star-studded amfAR Los Angeles Gala honoring Julia Roberts -- and while captaining the charity event, the funnyman couldn't help but to throw a few jabs at disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of both assault and rape. But many people of the Internet didn't think his words were so funny and the entertainer faced some serious online backlash for his remarks. The Brit took to Twitter on Sunday to apologize, writing, "To be clear, sexual assault is no laughing matter. I was not trying to make light of Harvey's inexcusable behavior, but to shame him, the abuser, not his victims. I am truly sorry for anyone offended that was never my intention." Earlier in the day, celeb chef Anthony Bourdain, who has been very outspoken in his disdain for Weinstein, tweeted a variety of messages aimed at the comic's jokes. Bourdain wrote, "James Corden gonna have trouble booking "talent" at a methadone clinic after this. #TurdDumpling." He continued, "Mr. Corden is free to tell whatever jokes he likes. As he should be. I'm free to suggest he's a porcine, pandering tool. #lowhangingfruit." E! News can report that during the event Corden made several jokes about the Weinstein scandal. Corden said, "This is a beautiful room, this a beautiful night here in L.A., it is so beautiful that Harvey Weinstein has already asked tonight up to his hotel room to give him a massage." He also added, "It has been weird this week, watching Harvey Weinstein in hot water. Ask any of the women that had to watch him take a bath, it is weird to watch Harvey Weinstein in hot water." Referring to the incident in which a woman alleged that the former Weinstein Company head masturbated into a plant when she rejected his advances, Corden said to the A-list crowd, "Harvey Weinstein wanted to come tonight but he will settle for whatever potted plant is closest." Weinstein has issued an apology for his behavior but has denied allegations of non-consensual sex. (Eonline)

Boxing Star Cecilia BraekhusKissed By Opponent... During Face-Off. Yeah -- that's a pretty effective way of promoting a fight. Earlier today in Norway, undefeated boxing star Cecilia Braekhus was facing off with Sweden's Mikaela Lauren for their upcoming fight ... when Mikaela decided to show Cecilia some love (literally). Hard to say if it was mind games or if Mikaela just thinks Cecilia's hot ... either way that was a serious lip-lock. Cecilia shoved her face in shock, but took the kiss like a champ -- laughing off the gesture and even thanking her future opponent for giving her some sugar. (TMZ)

Boosie's brother is dodging serious potential jail time for allegedly stealing more than $300k from his famous sibling, but the big question ... WHY?? The D.A. in charge of Taquari Hatch's case has refused to file charges against him -- despite cops busting him for allegedly siphoning $361,000 from Boosie's account. We broke the story ... Taquari was booked for identity theft and fraud charges after cops claimed he posed as Boosie to authorize multiple wire transfers. Taquari had always maintained he was innocent ... and it now seems the D.A. agrees -- or at least feels the evidence wasn't strong enough. We've reached out to the D.A.'s office for clarification on why Taquari is walking away scot-free ... so far, no word back. (TMZ)

Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL alleging the league colluded to keep him out because of his National Anthem protests ... according to a new court filing. The filing, obtained by ABC News, reportedly alleges the league's owners "colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice." Kaepernick has also reportedly hired celeb attorney Mark Geragos for representation as opposed to going through the NFL Players Association. As we reported ... Kaep's protest has ignited a national debate about kneeling for the flag. UPDATE: Colin's lawyer, Mark Geragos, released a statement saying ... "We can confirm that this morning we filed a grievance under the CBA on behalf of Colin Kaepernick. This was done only after pursuing ever possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives." The statement goes on to say Colin shouldn't be punished for his peaceful protest, and that he just wants to get back to playing. (TMZ)

Music

Seventeen's Vocal Team Completes 'Before Al1' Project with 'Pinwheel' Release. The lead vocalists of K-pop boy band Seventeen released the sentimental "Pinwheel" on Sunday (Oct. 15), bringing the group's month-long Before Al1 series to a close. The echoing ballad is the fourth song issued as part of Seventeen's Before Al1 project, which began in September. "Pinwheel" comes just a few weeks before Seventeen's upcoming album, planned for Nov. 6. While the previous releases -- "Change Up," "Trauma" and "13th Month's Dance (Lilili Yabbay)"-- were more uptempo and electronically-driven, "Pinwheel" is the sort of lilting song that fans have come to expect from Seventeen's primary vocalists. Jeonghan, Joshua, D.K, Seungkwan, and Woozi, who has writing credit on many of the act's songs, evocatively deliver the track's building harmonies, with piano and percussion elements building the main melody. Paired with a music video overflowing with hazily verdant scenes while the members sing about their lost love --"Many things happening, suffocating busy/ Because of this kind of world, we drifted apart" -- the song, with its uplifting yet mellow styling, is all at once filled with sadness and hope. Seventeen, who closed out one of the night's of KCON 2017 LA -- the largest annual stateside K-pop event -- in August, is a rising boy band in the K-pop industry, gaining recognition for its members' diversity in talent. The Before Al1 project bridged their most recent album Al1 and the upcoming release, with each subunit of the 13-member band plus an additional team made up of those unit's leaders putting out a song and music video to tide fans over. (Billboard)

Las Vegas Tourism Sees Changes In Aftermath of Shooting. Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. Analysts who closely track the finances of the city's casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting. Casinos and police may have to impose new security measures after gunman Stephen Paddock brought more than 20 rifles into his hotel room and drove a car filled with explosives into the parking garage. The "What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas" slogan has been put on hold, as has one unveiled in the weeks before the shooting by the owner of Mandalay Bay that said, "We are not in the hotel business ... we are in the holy s--- business." Electronic billboards that typically promote restaurants, concerts, a topless pool and other entertainment are now showing a dedicated phone line for victims and their families, along with words of appreciation for first responders and casino employees. "We've been there for you during the good times. Thank you for being there for us now," reads a black-and-white billboard message with the city skyline and "#VegasStrong." It's hard to quantify the effect the shooting will have on Las Vegas tourism. Airplanes still carry loads of tourists to the desert oasis, convention-goers fill large halls to discuss the latest industry trends, and slot machines ring in the casinos. But stock prices of the main Las Vegas casino companies all took a minor tumble after the shooting, in an indication the attack will have some effect on the industry. Analysts with investment bank Morgan Stanley forecast the shooting will decrease demand for the Las Vegas market for about six months and have a 4 percent to 6 percent economic effect. The analysts looked into the effect of terrorist attacks on "revenue per available room," a key gauge of a lodging company's performance, across different markets to measure the shooting's potential impact. The report said not all markets are alike, but the effects on tourism of events such as the Orlando, Florida, nightclub attack have gradually become less pronounced and shorter. On Oct. 1, Paddock, a 64-year-old professional video poker player, shattered windows of his hotel suite on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel casino and unleashed withering gunfire at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival below before killing himself. His vehicle was found at the hotel's massive parking garage with a potentially deadly cargo of 1,600 rounds of ammunition and 90 pounds of chemical explosives. In the days after the shooting, visitors found marked police SUVs parked outside their hotels along the Strip. Security employees of the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore casino-resorts used hand-held metal detectors to check bags. Guards asked some visitors to pop their trunks. But those measures have since been scaled back. A tour of several major resorts found no apparent new security measures other than guards checking room keys at Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay's parent company, MGM Resorts International, owns more than a dozen properties, including casinos, convention space and arenas on the Las Vegas Strip. Spokeswoman Debra DeShong said in a statement the company has elevated its level of security, but she declined to provide details. Las Vegas hotel operators must make their guests feel valued and comfortable in the aftermath of the shooting, said Michael McCall, Michigan State University professor of hospitality business. He suggested resorts offer room upgrades or discounted tickets to customers as tokens of appreciation. But he said many casinos and hotels will tread lightly when it comes to airport-style security in a city where people want to let loose. "You don't want it to become a sort of ground zero military-type of operation," McCall said. "People are going there largely for fun." MGM declined to comment on any hotel room or convention cancellations. Caesars said its properties haven't received out-of-norm room cancellations, and no conventions were called off. Last week, the National Business Aviation Association convention drew around 27,000 people to Las Vegas. IMEX America, an expo for incentive travel, meetings and events, brought 12,000 attendees. Luis Barros visited Las Vegas for the aviation conference. While sitting at an airport slot machine, he said he never considered canceling his trip after the shooting and had no concerns about his safety. "I figured this is probably going to be one of the safest places after what just happened," the Dallas resident said. "I think I'm more concerned about the somber feeling, but as far as security-wise, no, not at all." The shooting has altered at least one event. Organizers of the GEICO Rock 'n' Roll Marathon scheduled for November will no longer start the annual race outside Mandalay Bay or hold the pre-race concert at the venue where the shooting took place. Las Vegas last year welcomed 42.9 million visitors and hosted almost 22,000 conventions. On average, 95 percent of the 149,339 rooms available were booked during weekends. Clark County recorded gambling revenue of $9.7 billion. For the time being, the fierce competition for those dollars is not on display. "There's going to be a time when we go back to promoting Las Vegas as the greatest destination in the world, but that's not now," said the city's top tourism official, Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter. "We need to take care of this, we need to take care of our customers, we need to take care of the community itself, and that's what we will be doing." (Billboard)

'Hip-Hop Vs. Trump': Day 2 Highlights from Revolt Music Conference 2017. Another jam-packed day of sessions greeted attendees on the second day (Oct. 14) of the Revolt Music Conference -- the highlight of which was the consciousness-raising panel "Hip-Hop Vs. Trump." Live-streamed from the Ocean Tower I ballroom at the Eden Roc Miami Beach, the 45-minute session went into overtime for another 15-20 minutes as artists, activists and journalists -- plus an impassioned audience -- discussed ways to harness the power of hip-hop to effectively challenge and foster change in the Trump era. Heated conversation points ranged from racism in America, the NFL knee controversy and Jemele Hill's suspension from ESPN to advertiser boycotts, African Americans' high unemployment rate (quoted as now three-times higher than whites' since Trump took office) and gearing up to support favored candidates in the forthcoming mid-term elections. "I'm actually grateful for Trump," declared artist/activity David Banner, early in the town hall-style discussion. "I haven't seen black people this engaged in the political process in my whole life." Added fellow artist T.I., "I have kids and I couldn't look in their eyes if I didn't try to institute change." The Atlanta-based rapper recently led a boycott of Houston's restaurants in that city over racism allegations. Jeff Johnson, CEO of JIJ Communications, moderated the "tribe" (his description) of panelists that stretched across the stage. In addition to Banner and T.I., the congregation included artists Joey Bada$$ and Mysonne, National Action Network/San Diego president Rev. Shane R. Smith, Vibe editor in chief Datwon Thomas, Mass Appeal executive editor Rob Kenner, XXL editor-in-chief Vanessa Satten, social and digital media marketing strategist Karen Civil and Revolt TV host/writer/producer Shaheem Reid. To fervent applause and shouts, Joey Bada$$ said, "What's missing is that we haven't found a way yet to respond as a body of people. We're on Twitter and other places, but there's no team in our response. We need to pull together more." Applauding Joey's comments, XXL's Satten added, "It seems very hard to involve the younger group to be as passionate. There are definitely some rappers who are doing their part. But I don't know if we have a musical revolution now as we had in the '60s during the civil rights movement." Audience member Tamika D. Mallory, co-chair of the Women's March, pointedly challenged everyone to do their part moving forward. Mallory noted that the Women's March raised $3 million without "one corporate dollar period" through average donations of $25. Addressing the room, she said, "You've got makeup on, wearing nice clothes but we have to ask, 'Are we supporting the people really doing the work?' Having this one panel and then not continuing the dialogue in our communities on a regular level is problematic. Forget about what white people are doing or what Trump is doing. What are you doing?" The second day of panels opened with "Atlantic Records Presents 1633." A team of six senior executives from the storied label (1633 refers to its New York City office address) gave audience members an inside look at the operations of major label, encompassing marketing/brand partnerships (Joi Brown, Marsha St. Hubert), record promotion (Juliette Jones), A&R (Lanre Gaba), publicity (Sydney Margetson) and lifestyle/influencer marketing (Jordan Chalmers). Not surprisingly, chief among the talking points was the record-setting rise of rapper Cardi B., who recently hit the top of the Hot 100 with "Bodak Yellow. In discussing Cardi B's evolution from reality show star to rap star, St. Hubert noted how as part of that process she would request that media talk to Cardi B as a recording artist like a Gucci Mane. "'But she's not Gucci Mane,'" St. Hubert recalls media reporters telling her. "But I'd say to me she is," added St. Hubert. In answer to an audience query about Atlantic signing Danielle Bregoli (aka Bhad Bhabie), Gaba responded, "It will be about her doing the grind and proving herself. Uber's first chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John shared insights on "How to Build Your Personal Brand in Corporate America." Referencing her marketing career, which includes senior executive posts with Pepsi and Apple Music, Saint John talked about how her father questioned her decision to leave Apple for Uber. "I'm walking in faith," said Saint John, who noted that an important part of anyone's journey is about owning who you are and being unapologetically true to yourself in environments that might not necessarily accept you for who you are. Among her goals at Uber is to humanize the company beyond its technology, tying in the pop culture revolving around music, fashion, sports and entertainment and diversity. Asked where she wants to see the company a year from now, Saint John said, "If the numbers haven't changed, then I've failed." Rounding out the day were sessions involving artist management ("Watch the Throne"), moderated by Combs' manager James Cruz, and how to produce a hit ("It's a Vibe"), which featured producer and songwriter panelists Pusha T, Detail, LaShawn Daniels and Murda Beatz, among others. Revolt chairman Combs put the exclamation point on the day with his own session, "State of the Union: How to Get the Bag!" After walking onstage to thunderous applause and cheers, Combs imparted lessons learned during his career trajectory. "You definitely have to be a bit crazy," explained Combs about his vision starting out. "Your faith and belief also have to be crazy because you have to see it and manifest it to be there. Then everything really started to go when I combined the reality of what it would take to make my dream happen." Despite the noteworthy achievements he's accomplished, Combs declared he's still as hungry "as anybody in here." Case in point: now that Antonio "L.A." Reid no longer helms Epic Records -- with which Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment signed an exclusive partnership deal in 2015 -- Combs announced new plans for his company. "I want to pursue my vision and dream of being independent. Later as the forum was drawing to a close, a question was posed about the biggest issue facing hip-hop. Without hesitation, Combs stated, "What to do with the power that we have." (Billboard)

Movies

The New Full-Length Black Panther Trailer Marvel Studios Just Dropped. Marvel Studios just made your Monday a little bit better. The company dropped a full-length trailer for its upcoming film Black Panther -- set to hit U.S. theaters Feb. 16 2018. The trailer featured intense car chases, fierce fight scenes and a star-studded cast including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o and Martin Freeman -- and that's all shown in under two and a half minutes. In addition to debuting a new trailer, Marvel Studios released a new movie poster, which Boseman, who plays the main character T'Challa, tweeted earlier Monday. Marvel Studios dropped its first trailer for the movie back in June, but that one was less than two-minutes long. The company also gave fans a sneak peek of some new footage at Comic-Con 2017. During an interview with E! News at Comic-Con, Boseman talked about what it was like to wear the Black Panther suit for the first time. "The thing about it is you have to go to a place where you can -- it's sort of a zen place -- where you can deal with it at first and then find your peace," Boseman, who is also starring in the new film Marshall, said at the time. "It's also very exhilarating when you see it in the mirror for the first time. You do actually get something for playing the character. So, it's great in that respect but in terms of comfortability it's like pretty tough." For those unfamiliar with the film, here's a description from Marvel Studios' press release: "'Black Panther' follows T'Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and Black Panther -- is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life." To learn more about the movie, check out these five facts. (Eonline)

Wim Wenders, Agnieszka Holland Criticize Firing of Polish Film Institute Head Over Letter to MPAA. Magdalena Sroka has been sacked as the head of the public body following allegations of "violations of legal regulations" in the letter. Wim Wenders and Agnieszka Holland are among more than 600 filmmakers who have written to Poland's culture minister criticizing the dismissal of the head of the Polish Film Institute. They claim that Polish law only allows the institute head to be dismissed by the government as a whole if it is proven that he or she has broken the law, which they claim is not the case so far. Magdalena Sroka, who had been in office two years, was fired last week for alleged breaches of professional responsibilities and "violations of legal regulations" in a letter the Institute sent to the Motion Picture Association of America. The letter, to MPAA president Christopher Dodd, sought to procure a license to use parts of the Oscars ceremony devoted to Polish filmmakers for a promotional film the institute intended for use during the Cannes film festival. The content of the letter, the ministry of culture claimed, "jeopardized the image of Poland and Polish cultural institutions on the international arena." Sroka's dismissal is being disputed by the board of the institute, a public institution that is funded by private sources. The board agreed that the letter contained "content and form (language)" that it considered "scandalous" but accepted Sroka's explanation that the letter had been written by an employee using a "facsimile stamp of her personal signature." Sroka told the board she had not known the contents of the letter, but after being familiarized with it, on her return from Cannes last May, fired the employee responsible for the letter immediately. In an official statement the board adds that it "believes the explanations put forward by Sroka and found them to be sufficient, especially when - after appropriate explanations - the damage connected to the Institute [via] this letter was inconsiderable." But the culture ministry has refused to budge, prompting an official protests from the European Film Academy and more than 600 members of Polish filmmakers' associations including Agnieszka Holland and Oscar winner Pawel Pawlikowski. In an open letter to Piotr Glinski, Poland's Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Wenders, president of the European Film Academy, alleges Sroka's dismissal is a political decision: "What you've done here is an expression of disrespect for culture and artistic freedom. "It shows how short-sighted governments are when trying to subjugate culture and art to their own political interests." Wenders states states: "The Polish Film Institute is financed by private sources and the director can only be dismissed by the government if she has broken the law, which she hasn't." The mood among filmmakers in Poland, in a year in which people have taken to the streets to defend the independence of the country's judiciary against attacks by the government of the right-wing Justice and Law party, has darkened, industry sources at the Warsaw Film Festival this week told The Hollywood Reporter. Mike Downey, deputy chair of the EFA and a regular co-producer with Poland, who is also in Warsaw, said: "The institute's board has affirmed that none of the criteria that could justify earlier dismissal have been met. Without doubt, this action tarnishes international image of Poland and the specter of censorship raises its ugly head again." (Hollywood Reporter)

'Shakespeare in Love' Director on Harvey Weinstein: "It's About an Abuse of Power". John Madden says the "disgraced" mogul was using his power "in ways that are repugnant and should be utterly condemned." British director John Madden has joined the chorus of industry figures condemning Harvey Weinstein, telling THR in an exclusive interview that the mogul "is a disgraced figure and, by his own acknowledgment, he's brought this on himself." Speaking to THR at the Mumbai Film Festival, he said that Weinstein "craved power and had power and, as we now know, he was using it in ways that are repugnant and should be utterly condemned." Madden had a long association with Weinstein starting with his first film, 1993's Ethan Frome, which was picked up for distribution by Miramax, then led by the Weinstein brothers. The studio then bought Madden's 1997 title Miss Brown, starring Judy Dench. This was followed by Weinstein producing the Oscar-winning Shakespeare in Love, which again starred Dench, along with Gwyneth Paltrow. When asked about his views on Paltrow going on record to say that Weinstein harassed her, Madden said: "The answer to your question is, I had no idea. We are all shocked about it." Madden again worked with Paltrow on 2005's Proof, which was also produced by Miramax. Madden is heading the international jury at the ongoing Mumbai festival. His connection with India goes back to his 2011 film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its 2015 sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which were filmed in the country. The films revolved around British pensioners who move to a retirement hotel in Rajasthan, with the second film introducing an American character played by Richard Gere. Madden had earlier issued a statement condemning Weinstein, as quoted by Buzzfeed, in which he said: "I applaud the women who have been brave enough to share their testimony of profoundly damaging and deeply abusive experiences." Elaborating on his views on the numerous allegations of sexual harassment, and even rape, against Weinstein, Madden told THR: "It's a dismaying discovery to say the least. I think that what is revealed and what has been spoken about by the people who are the real victims, the women who have come forward, and it seems like a limitless number who have come forward to testify, to what they have had to endure is shocking and worthy of total condemnation." Madden said he "thought a lot about it because I have had a long association with that studio [Miramax] and with Harvey in particular and famously, he is not an easy man to deal with." Admitting that he had "many, many, many creative battles" with Weinstein, Madden said he "never had any sense of what was going on" regarding the various harassment allegations. He added: "I think the lesson we take from this is, we should all be more vigilant and more aware because the whole thing is about an abuse of power, and Harvey was a very, very, very powerful man." Drawing parallels with his own experiences of battling Weinstein, Madden said: "In some way, the fact that he wielded that power as best he could to get what he wanted which might, for example, in my experience, be a creative point of view, which I would do battle with him on and I held my own just fine with him, but it never occurred [to me] that the same exercise of power was being used in such an incredibly damaging way." Madden added that Weinstein "became so powerful, he thought he was untouchable." According to Madden, the result of the ongoing media focus on Weinstein has led to "a very significant moment for a kind of realignment of what's going on particularly in terms of the role of women in the industry- how their interests are subjugated in a whole slew of ways, [for example] the kind of roles they tend to be cast in and so forth, that's shifting dramatically." Commenting on Bob Weinstein's interview with THR, in which he said he had had no idea about the "type of predator" his brother was, Madden said: "Bob Weinstein's revelations are a very startling development. I was not aware that they haven't spoken to each other for [five] years or something." As for his upcoming projects, Madden said he was developing some ideas, but couldn't give more details except that he hoped to work again with Shakespeare in Love co-writer, playwright Tom Stoppard. In terms of a potential third installment of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel films, Madden said, "The idea of making it a franchise out of characters who are predominantly in their 70s and 80s is a funny idea anyway. There was a lot of talk about how to make a third movie, but we all said you can't do that.... its inevitable someone is going to die and that's not what the studio or the audience wants." But he added he "could imagine strangely, the story having a new life in television. The cross cultural idea can live in all sorts of characters, if not the same characters." The Mumbai Film Festival kicked off on Thursday, with an opening ceremony that honored Indian actress Sharmila Tagore with an excellence in cinema award. Organized by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images, the festival concludes Wednesday. (Hollywood Reporter)

TV

Stranger Things Season 2 Preview: Is This How Eleven Gets Out of the Upside Down? Can't wait for Stranger Things season two? Thank MCM Comic Con London and Millie Bobby Brown for this exclusive clip. You already know Brown's character Eleven will return to Hawkins -- she was featured in all her moody glory in the final trailer for the upcoming batch of episodes -- but it appears this might be how she gets out of the Upside Down. You may recall Eleven ended up trapped in the Upside Down at the end of season one after she saved the day. In the online clip, Eleven, who is in her pink dress from season one and without the mop top seen in the season two promo materials, uses her powers to open the rift between what appears to be the real world and the Upside Down and pops out in gooey goodness. But if she escapes seemingly soon after the events of season one, where does she go? The hair length indicates time has passed. Brown retweeted the clip with a suspicious "Hmmm!" and the essential thinking face emoji. The official description for the new season from Netflix is equally as vague: "It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived." Stranger Things stars Brown, Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Joe Keery and Cara Buono. New cast members this season include Sadie Sink, Paul Reiser, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, Linnea Berthelsen, Will Chase and Brett Gelman. Stranger Things season 2 premieres Friday, Oct. 27 on Netflix. (Eonline)

MIPCOM: Peter Dinklage, Charles Dance to Executive Produce 'Quasimodo'. The 'Game of Thrones' stars board the series, which is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' and is one of the drama pitches unveiled by new platform association Atrium TV. Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance have joined epic series Quasimodo, a new adaptation of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as executive producers. The series, which Game of Thrones executive producer Frank Doelger is attached to produce, alongside The Frankenstein Chronicles' Tracey Scoffield and David Tanner, is being written by Ashley Pharoah (The Living and the Dead). It's one of the first drama pitches to come out of Atrium TV, a new association of international streaming and telecommunication platforms that was launched earlier this year and is run by former Sony boss Howard Stringer and Jeremy Fox, chairman of British distributor DRG. Atrium's members include European telecommunication giants such as France's Orange, Deutsche Telekom in Germany and Telefonica's TV outlet Moviestar in Spain as well as Asian streaming firm Iflix. The company's concept is to co-develop and co-finance high-end television for international platforms that they alone could not afford to bankroll. Other new projects unveiled by Atrium at TV market MIPCOM in Cannes Monday include Jerusalem, a drama tracing the rich and bloody history of the holy city that is written by Russell Rothberg, former head of drama development at Universal Television; Perfect People, a genetic engineering thriller adapted from the best-selling book of the same name from Shades of Blue showrunner Adi Hasak; and the zombie actioner State of Decay, adapted from the Microsoft X-Box video game, which was presented by showrunner Stephen McPherson, a former president of ABC. (Hollywood Reporter)

MIPCOM: On the Set of 'Deep State' with Mark Strong. The ambitious eight-part thriller, which launched in Cannes Monday, is the first regional scripted show from Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa. In a dusty room on the outskirts of Casablanca in Morocco, one of the film industry's most experienced gun handlers is carefully adding a scope to a sniper rifle he's just pulled out of a large sports bag. The man in question is Mark Strong, star of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Zero Dark Thirty, Kingsman and numerous other spy-tinged titles in which he's been required to know his way around a firearm. This time, he's playing Max Easton, a former agent brought out of retirement in the Pyrenees to track down and eliminate a treacherous MI6/CIA cell only to find himself caught up in a covert intelligence war and a major conspiracy to profit from chaos in the Middle East. But before Easton can line up his shot out of the window that looks out on a square below, his phone rings. It's his wife, and an awkward conversation proceeds, in which he offers scant information about his current whereabouts (or the gun now resting on his lap). The person on the other end of the (real-life) line is, in fact, Hilary Bevan Jones, one of the U.K.'s most foremost drama producers, sitting just meters away in the corner of the crowded room. Around her, crew are squeezed into every spare bit of space, including Robert Connelly, the Australian director who was behind episodes of The Slap and 2014 family hit Paper Planes, and acclaimed Moroccan producer, Khadija Alami. Welcome to Deep State, an ambitious eight-part espionage thriller that marks not only Strong's return to the small screen after more than a decade focused on film, but Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa's first regional scripted commission. It has its official launch at MIPCOM in Cannes on Monday. Alongside Strong- who describes his vengeance-seeking character Easton as like a "dirty James Bond"-the show stars Joe Dempsie, famed for playing Gendry in Game of Thrones after breaking out alongside a wealth of U.K. talent in Skins, plus Karima McAdams (Vikings, Fearless), Alistair Petrie (The Night Manager), Mel Raido (Legend) and Lyne Renee (Parade's End) Written by Matthew Parkhill (Rogue), who also acts as showrunner and directs episodes 5-8 (Connelly helms 1-4)-Deep State unfolds across the U.K., U.S., Iran, Lebanon and France (although filming is solely taking place in Morocco and the U.K.). And while the Middle East plays heavily in the story, it's not your average spy drama about Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists. "It's not an espionage show set in the Middle East going the way a lot of espionage shows or thrillers set in the Middle East are going," says Parkhill over a cup of sugary mint tea, adding that he lists the 2005 George Clooney-starrer Syriana as his chief influence (and a film he has watched repeatedly numerous times). "It's not about Islamic fundamentalism, it's not about terrorism." The backdrop for the film is actually unnervingly current-the Iranian nuclear deal. Donald Trump may have returned the subject to headlines as he attempts to backtrack on the arrangements made during the Obama administration, but he's also done Parkhill's show another major publicity service, by continuously referencing the concept of a "deep state," a shadowy cabal of powerful, unelected bureaucrats who, the president has claimed, have been attempting to bring him down as part of their secret agenda. "There's this idea that beneath the governments it doesn't matter who you elect, because it just carries on, whether it's through the intelligence services or the corporation," says Parkhill. "So the show is fascinating for me because you get to explore the highly personal story of a man lost in the wilderness, but because of the backdrop you can explore all these fascinating political ideas and areas, It's not just a shoot 'em up spy thriller." Jeff Ford, senior vp of content development at FNG Europe & Africa, who commissioned Deep State alongside vp scripted drama Sara Johnson (both also exec produce), claims Parkhill's pitch landed just at the right time. "We'd only just started talking to producers and putting the message out there that we wanted to create European drama," he says. "We wanted it almost immediately, but it took a while, as these things do, and it was also our first. But as the time has gone on and the story as developed, it's become more of the moment." As for the man at the center of Deep State's action, Strong says he was willing to return to the small screen-and a commitment to months of filming-because of the strength of the story. "I thought I'd like to do something if the right thing came along, and this one was the most exciting," he says. "I just wanted to find out what was going to happen. I loved the fact that it moved from Beirut to France to the U.K. It moved time frames as well and you're not spoon-fed with this story either. It's not a narrative for dummies-it's complicated and you have to hang in there. And that's my personal taste." (Hollywood Reporter)

John Oliver Criticizes Academy for Keeping Bill Cosby, Roman Polanski After Expelling Harvey Weinstein. "Yes, finally, the group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out." John Oliver says it's not enough for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to expel Harvey Weinstein from its ranks. The Academy's 54-member board of governors -- which includes such Hollywood luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg and Kathleen Kennedy -- held an emergency meeting Saturday at the organization's Beverly Hills headquarters and voted to strip away Weinstein's lifetime membership. Following the meeting, the Academy issued a statement saying the board had voted "to immediately expel him from the Academy. We do so not simply to separate ourselves from someone who does not merit the respect of his colleagues but also to send a message that the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over." But Oliver says the Academy hasn't gone far enough to clean house. "Yes, finally, the group that counts among its current members Roman Polanski, Bill Cosby and Mel Gibson has found the one guy who treated women badly and kicked him out," the Last Week Tonight host said on Sunday night's show. "So congratulations, Hollywood. See you at the next Oscars where -- and this is true -- Casey Affleck will be presenting best actress." Oliver started out the show by saying that, with Weinstein, "It's not just his behavior that was troubling; it's the way that people around him excused it." Oliver then brought up model-actress Angie Everhart's allegation that Weinstein broke into her room while she was attending the Cannes Film Festival and masturbated in front of her. Everhart said that when she told others, "Everybody was like, 'Oh, that's just Harvey.'" Replied Oliver: "What the fuck? So everyone knew, and they just went with it? 'Oh, yeah, Harvey's going to burst into your room and masturbate. That's just Harvey. He's like a sex-criminal version of the Kool-Aid Man.'" He also called out Oliver Stone and Donna Karan for initially defending Weinstein. Both have since apologized. Last week, Oliver became the first late-night host to address the allegations of sexual harassment aimed at Weinstein, five days after the publication of the initial New York Times report. (Hollywood Reporter)

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